A well-established organisation in Bloemfontein is seeking a Senior Buyer to join their team. Salary is market related


Should you apply for this vacancy and your skills and experience DO NOT match the inherent REQUIREMENTS of this position, YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DELETED. Please ensure that you READ and understand this advertised position BEFORE sending your CV to us, or otherwise you will just be wasting YOUR time and ours.

Application Process:

To apply for this position kindly e-mail your updated CV in MS Word format to admin@whmrecruitment.com and indicate the Position name in the Subject Line

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Have a minimum of 5 – 10 Years’ Experience as a Buyer or in a similar field
  • Previous experience in Logistics will be an advantage
  • Experience with supply & demand
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Have a valid Driver’s License & own vehicle
  • The ability to beat deadlines & work hard
  • Have a valid Matric Certificate
  • Be computer literate in MS Office
  • Have good time management skills
  • Strong mathematical knowledge
  • Be bilingual

Key Performance Areas:

  • Identify customer preferences and forecast consumer trends- Identify market and realize a possible shortage or over supply and to take advantage
  • Evaluate supplier options according to prices, quality etc. and determine the best choices and how to form a strategic partnership with suppliers
  • Discover and purchase new products and check the quality and popularity of those already on our shelves
  • Negotiate terms of agreements to achieve the best deal for our company
  • Ensure the timely delivery of products and compliance with the contracts of purchase need to understand the urgency
  • Monitor stock levels and make plans for buying within budget
  • Need to read and analyses stock reports
  • IE-drop in sales leads to investigation etc.
  • Create reports on sales, budgets and customer satisfaction and adjust your strategies accordingly
  • Forge and maintain trust relationships with suppliers to promote fair dealing with the correct strategic partners in the business
  • Attend events, fairs, and exhibitions to remain up to date with the market’s trends
  • Liaising with existing suppliers and negotiating contracts
  • Sourcing and building relations with new suppliers
  • Sourcing and selecting new products through catalogues and by a breast of market changes ect.
  • Monitoring market changes, competitor prices and products
  • Analyzing past sales patterns to anticipate trends in consumer buying pattern
  • Recommending clearance sales and varying delivery schedules to help control stock levels
  • Presenting new ranges to Retail Managers, Warehouse Manager and Stock Controllers
  • Assisting visual merchandisers in planning store layouts to promote key lines
  • Working with the advertising department to present sales promotions.
  • Attend meetings with Management and Staff


Salary is market related


Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. Therefore, if you have not received any correspondence within two weeks of your application, you have been unsuccessful

Career Category: Senior Buyer
Career Type: Full Time
Location: Bloemfontein

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